Health Screening Behaviour among Female Urban Dwellers


  • Nik Nairan Abdullah
  • Mohd Shahril Ahmad Saman
  • Nor Aini Mohd Noor



An ageing population is a public health challenge, affects most countries. Health screenings are able to detect diseases at the earliest stage. A cross-sectional study in December 2014 conducted among 643 older women who randomly interviewed using structured questionnaire from two urban governmental health centres in Malaysia. Aims of the study were to describe health screening services behaviour and health care accessibility among women aged 50 and above. Factors such as living arrangement and age played important roles in health screening execution among older female community dwellers. Advocacy on health screening is vital as to reduce the morbidity and mortality among them.  

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Older people; female; urban; health screening


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How to Cite

Abdullah, N. N., Ahmad Saman, M. S., & Mohd Noor, N. A. (2016). Health Screening Behaviour among Female Urban Dwellers. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 117-122.